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Jul 16, 2010 11:30am PDT
washington, d.c. area was shaken by a minor earthquake. it was centered in maryland area. no injuries or serious damage was reported. this is the strongest quake to hit within 30 milesf washington, d.c. by mid-morning, more than 11,000 people reported feeling the quake. some from as far away as pennsylvania and west virginia. >> it woke me out of bed and jolted me. >> it shook the bed t thpoint i thought i was going top to the bottom. it shook me a coupl of inches. >> meanwhile, at thehite house president ama was asked if he felt anything, he said he didn't 3.6, well. >> mike is ahead th the forecast. it's a hot one. >> definitely inland. another trie dital jump to temperatures that could be [ female aouncer ] why watch regular tv when you can eerience the xt generation of television service? at&t u-vse tv. a better tv experice at a really great price. rry and take advantage of our summer sale. order today and geu-verse tv for just $29 a month for months, plushe dvr is included. and for a limited time, get a 30-day money-bacguarantee. u-verse tv lets you record and play back
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Jul 24, 2010 11:00pm PDT
, soccer, wins over washington in maryland. they're leading their division in the lead with the best record. so good luck to them as they try to win their first ever big championship. >> alan: that's it for abc-7. thanks for watching. good night. captioned by closed captioning services inc. )ñ)ñ@ú@ú@ú@ú t ñ
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Jul 13, 2010 11:00pm EDT
news is that we have two more batches of storms. let's see the storm watch of southern maryland, with more rain coming our ray -- our way, and a new area north of nthis area is moving this way and north of germantown, and our storm scan shows another area of stormings acrossing southern maryland at 2 in the morning, and then a final bunch of storms with a cold front. so an active weather night. and showing here with 1 pnts 1 inch and more on the way, and tonight terrific thunderstorm with 55 miles per hour winds gust, and we will let you know what is coming our way after the storm with watches and warnings and look at it for the next seven days. >> we have news on the gamits left behind. >> and we have jay with news. >> heavy rain and strong rain with chaos, on d.c. neighborhoods, we on on d.c. line where a sizeable tree trunk mashed this chevy blazer. >> a storm dropped trees on the d.c. region and one large tree crushed a car. and check this out, a large tree blocked the canal row, and in one neighborhood one stately tree covered an entire lane. cars were forced to navigate ar
ABC
Jul 16, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, it is dÉjÀ vu in maryland. there is one thing that the gubernatorial competitors agree on the. ough. >> mother nature may present none at st. andrews today. we will talk about the running backs situation with the redskins. backs situation with the redskins. i'm from the gulf coast. my family spends a lot of time here. i have a personal interest in ensuring that we get this job done right. i'm keith seilhan. i'm in charge of bp's clean up on the gulf coast. bp's taken full responsibility for the clean up, and that includes keeping you informed. over 25,000 people are included in the clean up operation. our crews are cleaning the gulf beaches 24/7. we're going to be here as long as it takes to make this right. >> and the maryland governor's race is heating up. >> it may seem eerily familiar, because the same two men are going after the state leadership. >> we sat down with the governor o'malley and bob ehrlich to get their take on the race. >> governor o'malley was in baltimore touting new jobs today. one person says he gives the governor high marks for helping his business grow durin
ABC
Jul 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
star has made a deal with maryland prosecutors. he showed up in court today in maryland. brianne carter is like to tell us what happened with this. what is the latest? >> dilante west was very apologetic in court today, ashamed by his actions. it started in september of 2009 when officers pulled him over on the beltway for speeding and reckless driving. police found two handguns, and more than 100 shotgun shells and a ninth. today he entered a guilty plea on two of those charges for carrying a concealed weapon and carrying and transporting oil loaded handguns. today he was sentenced to eight months home detention and two years' unsupervised probation and will continue psychological counseling and community service. we heard from him as he spoke out after court. speaking out and saying he was glad this was over and behind him, saying he was very apologetic and could move on with his career. he said if his career is affected by this, he knows he will be able to move on and work in a career where he can continue to counsel youths as he has done in the past. brianne carter, abc7 news
ABC
Jul 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >>> breaking news out of oxon hill, maryland. the inner loop of the beltway is closed because of a deadly accident these are live pictures of the back up near st. barnabas road. at this point, no word on when the inner loop will open, but we will keep you posted. >>> coming up, a local doctor is missing. it might have something to do with what a patient said he did behind closed doors. >> a woman is suing a major airline, trying to force them to return $20. >> new fears the cap over the gulf oil well may not hold. >> next, extra friends. gulf oil well may not hold. >> next, extra friends. >>> if you are on facebook, you are not alone. >> as of today, you may have 500 million new friends. half a billion? >> it is half the people. -- is lot of people. one in 14 is using facebook right now. how much time we're spending on it is daunting. >> probably half an hour. >> some people wake up to it, and it is the last thing they do before going to bed. as of today, more than five under million people are around the world are using facebook to keep in touch with friends, families, and to let you kno
ABC
Jul 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
heights, maryland was killed when his car struck a tree overnight. vander williams crashed into the tree and was ejected and pronounced dead on the scene. police say speed was a factor. montgomery county fire and rescue are on the scene of a fire in wheaton, md where an std crashed into a super chicken restaurant. -- suv crashed into a super chicken restaurant. and we are getting another look at metro cars that were damaged in the collision last year. one train struck the back of a train that was parked. no passengers were on board at the time but three employees sustained minor injuries. we turn to the news in the gulf of mexico. day 91 of the oily, and testing begins on that cap, and there could be lawsuits growing over pp >bp. >> the government and pp do not see eye to eye on what to do next. >> if encouraging signs continue, we are hopeful that we can get to the point where we can get the well killed. right now, there is no target to set the will and not open to flow. >> but the government confirmed a seep and possible methane over the wells. as a result, testing will continue in 24-
ABC
Jul 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
allegedly went into a bedroom and punched her. a teenager in maryland is among dozens of people that were hurt in new gondar. a militant group set off two blasts. more than 60 have died. among the injured is a maryland teenager. she needs surgery on her leg. we will have more at 6:00 p.m.. >> fairfax police are using a new tactic to find a person that murdered a college student that had just come home for summer break. >> it has been two weeks since the murder and there has been a lot of the information leading to the killer in her case. it could be some kind of a language barrier. >> it is front-page news in the papers. the hunt for a killer fo. the stabbing death is of intense interest in the heart of fairfax county's viennese district. police are urgently seeking any lead in this murder case. reaching out in several languages to find a break. the victim was last seen alive in a shopping center. >> we arthe release of this surveillance video shows her driving through the lot. investigators have not heard from anyone who actually saw her in the 10 minutes between when she left here
ABC
Jul 12, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, including one american. and maryland teenager was hurt in the blast. we are live with developments. >> a 16-year-old was among the more seriously injured. she was part of a church group watching the world cup when the blast erupted. victims of the terror attack are struggling to understand how a night of triumph ended in tragedy. the target was a popular ethiopian restaurant and a crowded sports field. among the dead are a 25-year-old american. at least six other americans were injured, including a 16- year-old from maryland. she and her grandmother planned to return to maryland tomorrow. the girl was in the restaurant in the blast occurred and now she is in a hospital in johannesburg. a 32-year-old man who is recovering in hospital. >> at the beginning of the second. there was this big explosion. most of the victims were ugandan. >> they did not do this for nothing. >> the obama administration has condemned the attack and a spokesperson said that an fbi team is on the ground and it has pledged its support as the investigation continues. >> members of congress are back at work afte
ABC
Jul 1, 2010 12:00pm EDT
breaking news in maryland where thousands of customers may be going without much of their water this holiday weekend. we are live in the potomac with the latest on this news. >> it is actually going to be about 1.8 million people. that is how many people are serviced by the wssc water supply. it is a water main break that was prevent -- predicted and preventable. i'm holding a cable that is inside this 8 foot diameter pipe. it actually sense that the pipe may soon break, so the wssc was able to respond. they're just getting underway trying to figure out exactly where this week despite in the pipe would be. -- this weak spot in the pipe would be. this means mandatory water restrictions across this service area. 1.8 million residents are asked -- being asked to cut back dramatically. >> we have issued mandatory water restrictions. we need customers to stop all outside water usage. do not fill up swimming pools. do not flush your toilet every time you use it. cut back on laundry and running a dishwasher. >> your looking at a map now that shows you the entirety of the service area. 1.8 m
ABC
Jul 21, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in maryland before maryland and the basement of his home in temple hills. firefighters spent 20 minutes putting out that fire. one firefighter fell for the floor into the basement however he was not injured. the fire was accidental say investigators but it cost $240,000 in damage. no one w injured. >> >>> there were terrifying moments in the middle of a cross-country flight from dulles international airport. at least 30 people were hurt when united airlines jet ran into turbulence on a flight from los angeles forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in denver doug mckelway is live to tell us what happened to. >> if ever there was a reminder to keep your seat belt buckled on a smooth flight, this was it. clear air turbulence is something pilots cannot see on radar. the outside of this alboin 777 -- of thisboeing 777 does not show a scratch but the inside is different. >> it looks like there was a huge party on the plane. >> tomato juice was blast against the ceiling, oxygen masks were shaken loose, and one woman was thrown with such force into a wall that it cracked. >> she
ABC
Jul 20, 2010 12:00pm EDT
clark added today made room called the writers. >>> maryland's highest court is weighing in to stop a casino in anne arundel county. they will go on -- they will hear arguments on whether residents will have a say to build a casino at arundel hills mall. construction could begin soon if the court agrees. >>> police are on a hunt for an ei found the. --iphone thief. the robber asked the victim for directions on the pawn and snatched it and ran. coming up, three months since the oil started spelling in the gulf and some are bringing the plight over the oil spill to capitol hill. we will explain. get ready for fireworks in illinois in a courtroom for the governor gets ready to go under oath. plus, making her way to jail, lindsay lohan starts her time behind bars. will they keep away break anytime soon? adam caske ♪ [ female announcer ] wisk is about to change the way you look at stains forever. discover the power of our stain spectrum technology in the new red bottle of wisk. coming august 2010. [ female announcer ] wisk is about to change the way you look at stains forever. discover
ABC
Jul 19, 2010 11:00pm EDT
storms that moved through ashburn, take a look at doppler now. down in southern maryland there are welcome showers. they all going to continue to move out. during the day tomorrow we will see more of the same. we are into one of the hottest summers of all time. earlier today over 1 inch of rain. the heat and humidity will continue. and why you should be wearing these over vacation. it will be humid. i will tell you more about this stuff. >> do we have 3-d weather? federal authorities make a major gangbuster in northern virginia. immigration enforcement released this video of 30 arrests in fairfax county. they were arrested on weapons and violent crimes charges. 26 were arrested on immigration charges. >>> a baptist church pastor faces serious charges after he sexually abused a teenager. police say jason bolton began having sex with a 17-rolled curls starting at the beginning of this year. -- 17-year-old girl. >>> we are going to monitor the developments from the floor of the gulf. the cap on the oil well has begun to leak. engineers from the government is keeping a close eye on thi
ABC
Jul 29, 2010 11:00pm EDT
, including a maryland state delegate who plans to -- for the arizona bill, including a maryland state delegate to plans to introduce a similar measure. a >> id is not a party issue, it is an american issue. >> as many as 18 states say they want to push a similar bill similar to arizona. >>> coming up, a new twist. the key decision she has reached about her future. >> < 48 hours until chelsea clinton's wedding. -- less than 48 hours until chelsea clinton's wedding. >> first, the multiplying number of cases at arlington cemetery. >> first, the multiplying number of cases at arlington cemetery. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> outrage on capitol hill over the spiraling number of mislabeled graves at arlington national cemetery. >> as many as 6600 burial sites may have been affected. former superintendent john metzler blamed the problem on his staff and a lack of resources. and he said he takes full responsibility, but that was not good enough for one senator. >> it is called keeping track of who you bury where. that is not a complicated task. kept tra
ABC
Jul 20, 2010 11:00pm EDT
their backyard. -- to keep gambling out of their back yard. >> two years ago, maryland residents voted to bring slot to the state. now they will once again vote whether they belong next to the shopping mall. the referendum was approved today after 40,000 jobs -- residents filed a petition. >> there plenty of other places in and around the county. >> it is now up to voters and out of the hands of lawmakers. >> there are a number of issues with local infrastructure, traffic. >> a major victory for opponents of the idea to put 5000 slots next to the azin naimi arundel mills mall. >> according to the baltimore based developer, this delay will cost the state of million dollars each day and halt 4000 jobs. >> the chairman of the company said -- >> right now, you have residents of maryland traveling to west virginia and atlantic city. they're taking their money out of the state. >> but the word used to live out west. >> now i feel like i cannot put my children on the bus stop. there will be a slot parlor that will be open almost 24 hours a day. >> interesting enough, this really could be a go
ABC
Jul 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
visibility. look at the morning temperatures. in western maryland, it was in the low-40's. cumberland was 46 degrees. all of that will be changing. here are the averages. july is usually our hottest month of the year. by the middle of july, temperatures are on average around 89 degrees. i am forecasting though that on monday it could be 97 degrees. there will be great weather for the fireworks, but it will be a sizzling hot day on sunday. it will be in the upper-80's with heat and humidity. i will give you more details later in the program. >> hundreds of thousands of people will be feeling the heat, crowding the national mall for the holiday. preparations are underway to get ready for the massive crowd. we are live with details. >> it is one of the busiest fireworks -- one of the biggest fireworks displays and the country. here and the national mall they have been busy, and tourists say they are excited about the big show. the portable bathrooms are in place, but all of the preparation makes some people hesitant. >> i think it is going to be really crowded on sunday. ther
ABC
Jul 2, 2010 12:00pm EDT
almost 2 million residents in maryland. good afternoon. i am alison starling. there are mandatory restrictions on customers. the water woes will last throughout the holiday weekend. people are having to cut back. good afternoon, pamela. >> we have spoken to several customers. it appears they are following orders. we have seen people out in their gardens not using water. people have reported taking military showers. they are cutting back on water usage. no one has reported a loss in water pressure. behind me, there is an active seen. the crews are still draining the water before they cut out the faulty section. it could take several days before things are restored. this holiday weekend, there will be plenty of fireworks. waterworks are a different story in montgomery and prince george's counties. the line that delivers water to 1.8 million customers is out of commission. >> it is so close to the house. it is great there were able to be proactive before this became a big issue. >> they're working to fix part of the 96-inch pipe after of fiber-optic cable detected fibers snapping ins
ABC
Jul 12, 2010 11:00pm EDT
relief wells. >>> now, to battleground maryland where our new poll finds a bob ehrlich with a one point lead over governor martin o'malley. the maryland primaries are expected on september 14. the general election is scheduled for november 2. >>> new problems for the city of rockville is another watermain breaks this evening. it happened at 10800 block of south glen road. this led to water restrictions that were lifted yesterday. >>> a bank robbery suspect is under arrest tonight after barricading himself for hours. they used a taser on the man after he holed himself inside a bus. the ordeal forced the neighbors to stay in their houses. turns out no one was hurt and the suspect was taken into custody. >>> coming up, if you are thinking of getting an iphone, 7 is on your side that you will need to see before you buy anything. >> and the move to keep the power on even if you have not paid your pepco bill. >>> a push to make sure everyone has power and their homes and d.c. leaders say it is a matter of life and death. >> they are behind an emergency bill that would prevent pepco from turni
ABC
Jul 14, 2010 6:00pm EDT
including maryland and virginia have some type of loophol;e exempting certain gun sales for background checks. today, house committee members got an earful from those who say it is time to close them. tom walked into the form, sporting a pair of size 10.5 vans sneakers, warned by his son the day he was shot and killed at columbine high school massacre. eric terrace and dylan klebold bought the weapons at a gun show from a private, unlicensed seller. >> no background check or paper sale. that is where they bought their guns. it is shameful. >> he and others lobbied the judiciary committee to close the loopholes that requires dealers to do background checks but not private cellars, even playing this underground -- undercover video. >> no background check? >> some more families and survivors of the 2007 virginia tech shooting. this person still has three bullets in his body after seung- hui cho's rampage. >> he constantly changed clips, put moran, and just shot. >> some are concerned that second amendment gun rights are being chipped away. >> i think some people might be trying to make th
ABC
Jul 29, 2010 12:00pm EDT
exception of frederick county, maryland, frederick county, virginia, the panhandle of west virginia, and points northwestward from there. you can see a few thunderstorms are here pushing up to the south and east of washington county, riding right along i-70. continues to slide to the southeast. rainfall rates within that are about 2 inches an hour. that is not a severe thunderstorm yet, but we could see the development of more organized thunderstorms later this midday and into the early to mid-afternoon hours, said the chances to defend islam's does exist until about 7:00 p.m. otherwise, high temperatures near 90 degrees with high humidity, but that will change rapidly with the cold front moving later on today, and we will talk about the details coming up. >> thank you. as the arlington where the search is on for a man accused of assaulting a 7-year-old girl in a playhouse. detectives are asking parents and residents to take a close look at this man's face. courtney robinson is live now with more on this disturbing story. >> good afternoon to you. this often, we have officers out here in
ABC
Jul 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
be shot off soon. this will have a huge impact on their businesses. we are live in maryland, jay korff come abc7 news. >> thank you, jay. >>> she used to be living the high life, but tonight actress lindsay lohan was forced to trade it all for a prison cell. >> after leaving a beverly hills courtroom in full view of cameras, and on marked police vehicle and drove lindsay lohan behind closed doors to a jail to begin her sentence. >> she has been extremely cooperative. everything is going smoothly. >> she arrived 10 minutes late to a beverly hills court room where she turned herself in. the judge ordered carries off as lohan was put into handcuffs. her mother was emotional. the attorney was back at her side after famed -- famed attorney robert shapiro quit the case one night before. >> she is resolute. she is doing this. >> lindsay's father held up a sign. >> she was stripped searched and psychologically evaluated. she will be segregated from other inmates for her own protection. she can only leave for one hour per day. >> inmates can be out of their cell into a recreation room. sh
ABC
Jul 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
10:00, followed by abc news at 11:00. >>> coming up, some maryland neighbors say when the call 911, they get busy signals and they want to know why. we tracked down answers. i am still following the breaking news from silver spring, where metro trains are >>> some maryland residents are first. after trying to call 911 and -- are frustrated after trying to call 911 and getting busy signals. >> sheer volume, a lot more people using their cell phones. while montgomery carl hann was struck by lightning, they got a busy signal and drove him to hospital themselves, where he died. last saturday in p.g. county, a homeowner had to go to the fire station get help when there 911 call but to hold. >> having to go to the fire department and tell them your house is on fire and not use the phone is unacceptable. >> prince george's county's 911 center in landover has at least one dozen call takers relaying information to dispatchers at any given time. officials say occasionally the system gets overwhelmed with calls, like last saturday, and people here this. >> you have reached prince george's cou
ABC
Jul 22, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. both of these students -- both of the maryland students. a -- and accused terrorist appeared in court this morning. he was stopped while trying to board a plane to uganda with his infant son. prosecutors say he was planning to join a somalia-based terrorist group. the judge said a preliminary hearing for tomorrow afternoon. he faces up to 15 years if convicted. >> president obama apologized today to shirley sherrod, the former usda agriculture official ousted earlier this week. a conservative blogger posted an edited video which seemed to suggest she engage in reverse racism but it was later revealed the taken out of context. she said she was pleased with the conversation she had with the president. 21 mindanao that he supported me and i have been dealing with some of the same issues he has been dealing with, especially over the last five years. >> the agriculture secretary also apologized and his recent -- and is reaching out about returning to the department. she says she has not decided whether to accept the offer. will have more on this controversy tonight at 6:00. >> more than a
ABC
Jul 26, 2010 11:00pm EDT
this line. we see these lines come through from frederick, maryland, into northwest washington. 78 degrees at fort university. dewpoint is 63 -- what a difference. look at the temperatures -- 78 degrees at howard university. look at the temperatures are around the country. our high temperature is only 88 degrees. the record is 103 in 1930. that was the month we had six 100 degree-days. 70's in the area. the dewpoint, what a difference. there is that line pushed to our south. i want to show you the doppler radar, because this was going back into the record books. this is from our colleagues that surveyed the damage. there was that line coming through at 4:00 in the afternoon. look in front of it -- in charles county and prince george's county. this is what is called the outflow boundary, strong winds coming through. thunderstorms and the winds were picking up debris, leaves and insects from around washington, and the radar picked up that boundary. sometimes we can see a lot of things besides rain in the super doppler. so, as we go through tonight, we will continue to see high pressu
ABC
Jul 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
on in maryland for the mandatory water restrictions in two maryland counties are now lifted. wssc official -- workers have replaced that section of water main that broke in potomac. >>> a ruptured water main is impacting traffic in northeast d.c. a 30-inch water main there broke near benning road. crews worked to repair the break. >>> a public viewing is under way today for a virginia college student found poor -- brutally murdered. friends and family are paying their respects at national memorial park on lee highway in falls church. that viewing will last until 9:00 tonight. family -- she was found stabbed to death inside her car in fairfax county one week ago. last night a fund raiser to cover fuel costs were held at the vienna inn. police are still searching for her killer. >>> a candlelight vigil takes place tonight for a d.c. college student who had interned on capitol hill. he was shot and killed early sunday morning. he was a student at fairmont state university in west virginia. >>> d.c. is saying its final farewell to washington icon. senator robert byrd is being laid to
ABC
Jul 27, 2010 11:00pm EDT
reasonable, compared to where they were only a few days ago. waldorf maryland is 74 degrees. falls church is a 75. overnight tonight, we will still see it reasonably comfortable. and there is a nice men out there too. this morning was the coolest since july 4th, which really made a difference with all of the widespread power outages. there may be thundershowers coming our way. i will tell you all about it later. >> let's go to national park, where starts stephen strasburg was a late scratch -- star stephen strasburg was a late scratch. >> 40,000 fans showed up at to see him pitch. it was not to be. he had trouble warming up, could not get lives. that was disconcerting to the coaches. the general manager says he has been examined by the team doctor and that it was determined that there was inflammation in his throwing shoulder. he has been put on an anti- inflammatory and been sent home. he is scheduled for an mri. the nationals are optimistic that this is not a serious problem because this is something he has had a couple of times before when he was an amateur. with the future of t
ABC
Jul 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
his killer had not been caught. >> residents can turn the water back on in maryland. officials lifted mandatory restrictions in montgomery county and prince george's county this morning. nearly 2 million customers cut back usage for five days while crews fix the problem with a water main. they made sure the water still met quality standards. the sea water crews are repairing a 30 inch water main break. the water main burst around 5:45 this morning. crews had to close two lanes during repair work but the lanes have since reopened. no customers were impacted. final repairs will be made saturday. >> now to the open water -- more problems in the gulf of mexico. bad weather is the laying a new containment ships from being hooked up to the gushing well and tar balls are starting show up along the texas coast. we have the latest on this environmental disaster. >> to explain exactly where we have gotten, the leak is spewing about 60,000 barrels of oil a day and the coast guard is about to connect the other ship to vacuum oil from right above the week. it could almost double what they have bee
ABC
Jul 16, 2010 11:00am PDT
residents in washington, d.c. area was shaken by a minor earthquake. it was centered in maryland area. no injuries or serious damage was reported. this is the strongest quake to hit within 30 miles of washington, d.c. by mid-morning, more than 11,000 people reported feeling the quake. some from as far away as pennsylvania and west virginia. >> it woke me out of bed and jolted me. >> it shook the bed to the point i thought i was going top to the bottom. it shook me a couple of inches. >> meanwhile, at the white house president obama was asked if he felt anything, he said he didn't 3.6, well. >> mike is ahead with the forecast. it's a hot one. >> definitely inland. another triple digital jump to temperatures that could be oprah: the sole survivor of the nfl boating tragedy. >> i had to watch my best friend floating in the water. oprah: nickschuyler's heart-wrenching, first-hand for constipation relief... nothing works better than miralax. it's the one. the one recommended by more doctors. only miralax is clinically proven to relieve constipation with no harsh side effects. miralax is th
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Jul 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. lightning lit up the skies over in india. in maryland police had to shut down roads at the trees were brought down. power outages left traffic lights and the dark. and more rain is on the way for later today. adam cascade has a look at our first forecast. is it going to be nsc afternoon? >> probably not afternoon but more so evening, and again, while we are sleeping. it looks like the best chance when we have most of the upper level energy moving overhead which helps trigger the showers and storms. you can see gray skies over the metro area. but we have sunshine in and around the shenandoah valley, which will contribute to the thunderstorm potential out west. gray skies right now. super doppler radar, heavy showers over the eastern shore. they are moving out of the region. locally looking at chances later this afternoon and especially tonight, with highs in the mid to upper 80's this afternoon. we will talk more about the warming temperatures later this week. >> so monday, today. adam, thank you. crews are repairing another water main break in potomac. a 24-inch water main broke
ABC
Jul 3, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, a two year-old maryland boy has been found and is safe. police issued an amber alert after aaron gamez was reported about the last afternoon. officers are not releasing details on how the child was found but are continuing to investigate. >>> another soldier from our region has been killed in iraq. specialist morganne mcbeth died yesterday. choose critically injured in a non-combat incidents on thursday. she was 19 years old and part of the 82nd airborne division based in fort bragg, north carolina. vice president biden is going to erupt for a surprise trip. elections were held in iraq for march, but no clear winner was determined. biden is hoping he can urge opponents to agreement. >> i remain extremely optimistic about a government being formed here. i am with the representatives representing all the main parties. >> there is some urgency. the administration would like to see a formal agreement before the of military begins to draw down next month. when that withdrawal is complete just 50,000 u.s. combat troops will remain in iraq. >>> another prominent conservative once michae
ABC
Jul 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
degrees in frederick, maryland. >> it is like you are a baking in a hot kitchen and there is no fan. >> it is miserable and the heat is dangerous especially for the elderly. there have already been seven heat-related deaths assisted with this heat wave. many more people were hospitalized. this is straining the power grid. 42,000 customers were without power in new jersey, new york, and connecticut. >>> a slippery spell is causing problems for drivers and pedestrians. eastbound u street was closed after some used kitchen grease leaked from a truck. pedestrians and bikers reported slipping around in this greasy mess. they covered the street in sand to get traction but u street is still shut down between 14th street and 16th street to all traffic except for buses. >>> friends and family are saying goodbye to a murdered college student from fairfax county. a panel was held this morning at the end up presbyterian church for the 19-year-old. she will be buried at national memorial church in falls church. she was found stabbed to death in her car off of route 50 on june 27. police are still searc
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Jul 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
winner tonight. >> paula evana of landover received the million dollar check from the maryland lottery. wait tost couldn't share the news. she is maryland's newest millionaire. >> oh, my gosh. >> this mother of three it sent in her ultimate paid a scratch off ticket about a month ago. out of 44,000 entries, hers was randomly picked. >> i just happen to say, ok, $1 million, i will buy a couple of scratch offspring >> never did she imagined that the maryland lottery would surprise her what the million dollar check. >> $1 million is a big victory these days. >> after taxes, it is $600,000, money she says will help her children. her daughter is in college, her son is headed there, and her youngest son is disabled. >> i will get my son through college and take care of james, make sure that he received care that he needs. >> she says she would like to use some of the money to work towards getting her nursing degree so she can continue the cycle of giving. isn't that nice? >> i love that story on every level. about well deserving. -- >> well deserving. >>> coming up, 7 on your side with a war
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Jul 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. virginia took fourth, and maryland ranked seventh. >>> turns out delmarva was not quite as clean today because of a decades-old tradition on the delmarva coast this morning. 150 ponies made their 85th annual journey to assateague island. the 200-yard swim was made famous by a novel. each year, the ponies are auctioned to raise money for their care. .> that has to be fund >> i used to go down there when i was a kid and i still enjoy it. >> people don't go swimming after that, do they? >> it is all natural . that i think the tide washes away. >>> the heat is not as intense as it was last weekend and will not last long, but it is another tough day for people without air conditioning in the middle nineties. we may have severe weather tomorrow critics -- whether tomorrow. a first look in the district, a look at the time lapse from the rooftop camera, the capital in the background. lots of clouds early on, then the skies cleared, the humidity up. it is a hot and humid wednesday afternoon, the temperatures in the low 90's in many spots. prince george's county, 91 degrees, high of 92. 93
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Jun 30, 2010 11:00pm EDT
-- >> this is abc 7 breaking news . this is from frederick, maryland. we are over the scene of a major fire. it ignited in a i historic part did the town. we are live at the scene with the late breaking details. >> this fire does not look like it is letting up anytime soon. i want you to take a look behind me. the top left corner, there are still flames. this is by there being more than 100 firefighters on the scene and more than 25 fire companies produce >> residents watch this fire in disbelief. >> i can hardly believe the devastation. >> this building was what and engineering facility but has recently been used for office space. this evening, all of it went up in flames. >> it is just a matter of time. the building is really old in the roof is dry. >> you can see where the roof collapsed, leaving nothing to salvage. >> after 10 or 15 minutes, the fire was just too intense. the heat was too intense. the fire was spreading to quickly. he made his decision to pull everyone out of the building. >> the. power around town has been cut off, leaving people to take in the excitement of the light
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Jul 7, 2010 11:00pm EDT
by early morning. our weatherbug network, a first stop takes us to maryland korea at high temperature of 100 in potomac, 90 degrees currently at wtop radio in upper northwest d.c. -- our first stop takes us to maryland. a high temperature of 100 in potomac. a record high -- did you follow that? we were 10 degrees above where we should be. the old record was 99 set back in 1991. we shattered records across the board. bwi-marshall, 101. the last time we saw two consecutive 100-degree days in a row was back in 1999, so it has been a while. 89 in fairfax, 86 in leesburg. the bigger story is the heat index, what it actually feels like outside, 92 in frederick. cooler, drier air will to the north and west of us. chicago 74 degrees. this will move out of the area. high pressure will move towards the east. we will see another warm the tomorrow, temperatures above average, but not like we saw today, so no heat advisories for the mid-atlantic, but we are still talking about low to middle 90's and the heat index near 100 degrees. friday and into saturday, our best chance for some iso
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Jul 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
columbia, maryland. let's go to the stormscan. you can feel it all the way out to 55 miles, out to front royal. franklin county pennsylvania could feel this. that is the latest on this earthquake. i will have more on the forecast later. >> we will get back to your day job. thank you. residents were left shaken up across the region. we are live in rockville, maryland with reaction from there. >> we were in rockville when the earthquake hit, and we began talking with people right away. we heard all sorts of stories, from people that still slept through it, to some who thought a tornado had struck. from rosslyn, to west virginia, this earthquake has everyone talking. >> the highlight of our day is the weather. we have an earthquake, and not just an earthquake, a three. -some think earthquake. >> i heard a rumble. it started like a big truck was coming by. >> i saw a few pictures not where they were supposed to be. >> this was his first earthquake, sort of. a california earthquake brought him into this world. >> she was pregnant with me for seven months. she had to go with a hospital. -- to
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Jul 1, 2010 6:00pm EDT
maryland, the gubernatorial candidate robert ehrlich jr. has chosen a running mate. mary jane served as secretary of state during his first term as governor. she is currently director of special projects at the u.s. chamber of commerce. >> a real taste of history at mount vernon. george washington's whiskey is now available. >> it is going to be a hot weekend. we will tell you how high the temperatures will go. >> tiger woods is struggling on the course. what is washington without a debate? actually, the debate is nationwide. does stephen strasburg cockledoodledooooo! i do 22 more inspections than the government requires. and my fresh, all-natural chickens are never given any hormones or steroids. ♪ ...and no candy, gladys. [ clucks ] [ male announcer ] perdue. extra inspections... extraordinary chicken. it heard what happened to the vcr and the cassette player. and the answering machine. it knows what happens to obsolete technology around here. what you need to help your tv understand is it's not the one that's obsolete. it's the cable technology that's obsolete and fios is the on
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Jul 7, 2010 6:00pm EDT
doppler radar. an isolated shower or thunderstorm across maryland at this time, not going to amount much, about 6 inches below average in terms of rainfall for the area. here is what is going on with our key to advisory, which remains in effect until 11:00 this evening -- with our heat advisory. it is 97 in fairfax. here is a look at the record. 101 and bwi-marshall. it made up to 102. we tied the record at dulles, 101 degrees. another warmup on the way. >> to check the temperatures anytime, go to wjla.com, and for some cooling centers. >>> a barge collided with a tour boat today, sending passengers into the delaware river. there were two crew members and 35 passengers on board. right now, two people are unaccounted for, a 16-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man. a fire on the tour boat caused it to stall in the middle of the river before it was hit. >>> reports a service of a possible spy swap in exchange for prisoners the u.s. once freed. some of the people were scheduled for a hearing >> the holston was canceled, and then we got this, in order for them to be transferred to new yor
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Jul 26, 2010 6:00pm EDT
the coastal division, florida state in the atlantic, and virginia and maryland were picked last in their divisions. >> whoa. >>> we will be right back. 17 billion dollar investment, and what do you see? at at&t, we see the dreams and ambitions of everyday americans coming true. we see an economic recovery taking root as businesses grow and prosper and add jobs, thanks to the amazing power of an open internet that works. america needs an internet that is always getting faster, safer, and more secure. at at&t, our investment last year of more than 17 billion dollars in the wireless and wired networks of tomorrow is what's fueling innovation today and creating jobs and opportunities now. we invest because we know the internet works. it's working for our children, our families, our economy and our future. and if there were ever a time to stick with what works, now is it. the future has always been our business. and the future begins now. >>> storm damage has lingered into rush-hour traffic tonight. we are over route 29 and new hampshire. be aware. >> you're not going to get far in that
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Jul 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
maryland. we will look for showers to become more numerous in the overnight hours. the national weather service has issued a flash flood warning to the west of the seed there will be some sort of -- to the west of d.c. 1 inch of rain by the time the system moves out of here. look for a chance of an isolated thunderstorm, but otherwise partly sunny. there is a cool down and warm up on the way. >> coming up, why "wonder woman" was involved in a court case. >> why a metro train was on the wrong tracks. >> how well have local bars gun during the world cup? to a 100% fiber optic picture. to more hd channels than cable. it's also the ultimate on-demand hd movie experience with the movie poster gallery. and the ability to search your hd titles by content or actor, not just title. by changing that old cable technology, your hd tv can finally reach its lofty potential. it's time for fios. visit verizon.com/fios. customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> a close call for metro after a train went on to the wrong tracks. a passenger noticed the train was going the wrong way. metro says
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Jul 19, 2010 6:00pm EDT
news. this is moving south towards southern maryland. we have been tracking the live weather reports out of ashburn. wind gusts of 47 miles per hour. 77 degrees in reston. they have not had nearly as much rain. we will check out conditions around the area in its oakton. you are next up for this storm. we will report back to you in a couple of minutes. >> the cap is still on but will gases are leaking into the gulf. >> what is next? jennifer donelan has the latest. >> a major concern that the newly placed cap is causing too much pressure underground. for the moment, at the cap will stay. millions of gallons of oil spewing relentlessly into the gulf, it turns out the experimental cap put in place thursday is leaking. >> the concern is somewhere in there there is a ruptured disc or structural damage. >> the government is this -- paying special attention to those bubbles. the president's point man said the leaks are not of major concern. officials say bp can keep the cap on for now, but they were put on notice that when these seats are detected, too quickly investigate. >> we are
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Jul 9, 2010 5:00pm EDT
out of maryland into virginia. actually having a pretty good day. 270, just heard about a car fire that may have slowed things down. i am eric thomas. >>> coming up, seven is on your side with how the current vampire fat could be kidding -- putting kids at risk. -- vampire fad. >> there are only two world cup games left. the german of the post has made his final predictions. -- the german octopus [ male announcer ] your tv is starting to feel nervous. it heard what happened to the vcr and the cassette player. and the answering machine. it knows what happens to obsolete technology around here. what you need to help your tv understand is it's not the one that's obsolete. it's the cable technology that's obsolete and fios is the one making it obsolete. it's time for fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities visit verizon.com/fios. at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> the search for kyron horman continues tonight. police are narrowing in on his stepmother. his biological parents are united in their frustration towards his stepmother. she refuses to cooperate with police. >> i
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Jul 1, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. that will also affect you in maryland. look at traffic going across the american legion and bridge. the end of that delay is 66 where you will see the crash. the interim it is very, very slow. 270 north is very slow as well. >> coming up, rental breadbox are costing a local resident a lot of -- rental rip-offs are costing resident a lot of money. >> do you want to know what the george washington's whiskey tasted like? now you can. tasted like? now you can. i'm from the gulf coast. i vacation here. my family spends a lot of time here. and so i have a personal, vested interest in ensuring that we get this job done right. i'm keith seilhan. i'm in charge of bp's clean up on the gulf coast. bp's taken full responsibility for clean up in the gulf, and that includes keeping you informed. our crews are cleaning the gulf beaches 24/7. when oil is spotted, shore clean up assessment teams mobilize and we get right to work. over 25,000 people are included in the clean up operation. clean up efforts are coordinated from 17 staging areas across 4 states. we're working with the coast guard and m
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Jul 2, 2010 11:00pm EDT
to become maryland's governor. he took a leave of absence from the baltimore law firm he has been working. he filed a financial disclosure form as required at the ethics commission. he is expected to face martin o'malley in a rematch from 2006. >>> his former lt. gov. michael steele is in during calls to resign over comments he made about president obama's handling of the war in afghanistan. >> this is not something the u.s. has actively prosecuted. >> eight chairmen3 comments thursday during a fund- raiser in connecticut -- the chairman made those comments. this after the war in afghanistan started after the 9/11 attacks. >>> a popular casino is gambling on table games for an economic boom. table games open up for customers at the hollywood casino in charlestown, west virginia. richard reeves has more. >> these new tables at the new hollywood casino, blackjack and craps drawing hundreds of new people. >> you feel a little more like atlantic city. >> the casino will add 600 new jobs and with dealers and millions in tax revenue. >> the more people that come here, they will be check
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Jul 10, 2010 6:00pm EDT
areas. still have grace guys in southern maryland. this is down near shady side along the western shore. as you can see in the forecast, upper 60's to near 70's tomorrow as you wake up, nearly perfect. >> you can get an updated forecast all evening long by going to the weather section of our website, wjla.com. now we are learning more details about a suspect in custody. this is quite a disturbing story. >> a 5-year-old girl, sexually assaulted in her own neighborhood. the suspect is behind bars. >> in langley park, there is much concerned about the sex of salt of a 5-year-old girl. police say was here in the 1400 block of university boulevard when martin grijalva-tabor encountered the victim. she did not know him. the victim went home after the assault. 10:30 on a friday morning, broad daylight, is a fact of the matter that concerns many adults. she watches her kids and neighbors more carefully now. police and parents are urging caution. >> we need to accompany them were they go whenever we can. >> now police will not say specifically how they tracked down grijalva-tabor. they do say th
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Jul 23, 2010 6:00pm EDT
and it could be dangerous. we had three deaths in maryland in the past week. you can see this as a testament to what is going on. we have seen the first group of softball players come out to brave the sun, but the rest of them are staying under the shade because it is tough out here. >> i am making sure i do not give anybody a warm one. >> his cooler mix in a popular man -- makes him a popular man. >> i am providing a service on a day like this. >> it feels over 100 in sabrina powell's apartment. >> i actually slept in my car with the car running for about four hours just to stay cool. >> for many, there is no escape. >> it goes on and on. >> we have not had a summer like this in a long time. >> the temperature is eclipsed by the heat index and it made conditions difficult for many. the number of people holding umbrellas were venting. >>this broken escalator and is 0 steps only found one taker today. meanwhile, the department of transportation are watching facilities. >> another comment on the bottling of the road, several dozens of incidents where the asphalt and concrete starts t
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Jul 30, 2010 6:00pm EDT
are now attempting to do the same thing in maryland, saying they violate the second amendment. >>> 3 american hikers marked by gramm anniversaries. they have been held for one year. -- marked a grim never serene -- anniversary. their mothers visited them in may. they say there is no reason their children should not be allowed to come home. >> we think this is ridiculous, outrageous, unethical, and necessary. >> they are accused of espionage, -- unnecessary. >> they are accused of espionage, but they have not been formally charged. said it changed hollywood and politics collide -- >> hollywood and politics collide for chelsea clinton's wedding. >>> albert haynesworth was backed out running in th. coach shanahan will not put him out there. >>> a celebration is about to begin in rhinebeck, new york. >> there is nothing small about this wedding. richard reeve is joining us with some of the secret details. >> some are calling at the wedding of the year. it will be an expensive affair, costing millions. the small town of rhinebeck, new york, is buzzing with activity. there was an appearanc
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Jul 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
happened afterward. reporting live, stephen tschida, abc 7 news. >>> of maryland in make is back in custody tonight. 51-year-old dominic webster is paid from the medium-security facility around 11:00. -- escaped from the medium- security facility around 11:00. they used dogs, a police helicopter, and their high-risk tactical unit to find him. >>> the police chief says that major crimes dropped 6% in the first half of the year, compared to the same time last year. homicides are down 14%. the number of reported rapes dropped 7%. the only increase was in , which climbed 2%. >>> they want to extend their summer youth employment program. it was set and on august 6. adrian fenty has asked them to move the date to august 17. they have secured federal stimulus money to pay for that extension. one cannot set -- won mayoral councilman -- one mayoral candidate and counsel and has not voted. >>> it will have to pay to use dog parks. it will be a $40 annual fee, plus $5 for additional dogs. anyone caught inside without paying the fee will face a fine. >>> a stafford county is back in business. they were
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Jul 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
from the maryland geological survey seismograph, which actually detected two earthquakes 12 minutes and 5 miles apart. >> this is the beginning of the earthquake. you can see that it is fairly sharp on in the grass. -- the graph. would you call this an aftershock? it could be. >> this person says it is impossible to know if we are in for any more earthquakes, but he says damage is highly unlikely even if the ground shakes again. >> there is no driving mechanism to cause a serious earthquake and a lot of damage. >> it would take about a four 0.0 on the richter scale to cause damage. that would be a quake twice as violent as the one today. this one left the region and a lot of love mercedes in tact. -- full of mercedes intact. >> i live near annapolis. the rumble was enough to wake us up this morning. experts say they do not know if we will feel anything more, but we certainly did this morning. >> russ is, and now we know -- thank you, and now we know you are a light sleeper. there is a natural gas leak that may have been caused because of the quake. the pipe has been shut off. they say t
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Jul 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
mortality rates. >>> we are still following the breaking news we are following in potomac, maryland. take a look of this picture. this is amazing. this is a long been 10,000800 block of deeper glen road --10, 800 block. >>> it has been really hot, a scorcher for several days now. hey, steve, how are things looking? >> it is hot out there. a cool-down on the way across the area, but it will take several hours. we tied a record at dulles, making it up to 101 degrees, and we broke the records at reagan national and bwi-marshall earlier today. here are some temperatures from the weatherbug network here at the belfort furniture weather center. it is going to remain quiet and mostly dry for most of us for the next several hours or so. heading over to nationals park, it is 96 degrees for the current temperature. it feels like 100 degrees. sunny and hot. temperatures will fall slowly through the 90's. here is our forecast. we still have a he did rise in effect for the metro area until 11:00 this evening -- we still have a heated by surry -- a heat advisory. high pressure to the south and we
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